Resilience is like a palm tree. Although they look strong and invincible, they endure storms, high winds, scorching sun and drought. But palms do not fall, even when the storm blows – ruffling and beating the branches. Wind and weather pass, but the palm is impervious.
No one is immune to life’s challenges and setbacks. No matter whom you are, challenges will find you. You aren’t immune through education, credit limits, genetics or good luck. Resilience can be learned.
In this dynamic session, Joan Burge will tell you how and why you need to develop resilience.
- Prepare for challenges in advance, during periods of calm.
- Create intentions for future success by planning responsive strategies to challenges and setbacks.
- View resilience as an expandable skill.
- Communicate in a candid and courageous way in the face of difficulty.
- Exert control of situations.
- Bounce back powerfully by expanding your willingness to change.
- See the world in a positive way but remain grounded in reality.